Work/Life/Travel Balance Archive


How to Plan the Perfect One-year Round-the-World Trip

Ever since I took my first trip around the world more than two decades ago, I’ve watched the choices and access to information mushroom. As we’ve all learned in a lot of areas though, more choices and more information do not necessarily lead to better outcomes, the paradox of choice often leads


The Difference Between Poverty and Prosperity for Travelers and Nomads

Here’s a question whose answer will say a lot about you: If you had to double your disposable income within 12 months, what would be the best way to do it? It’s kind of a trick question because there’s not one right answer. The first answer that springs to mind is going


How to Make Money When You Leave Your Home Country

“I’m all for sticking everything in storage and moving abroad to cut my expenses, but what I do for a living isn’t portable. What am I going to do for work if I go traveling or move to another country?” As the author of A Better Life for Half the Price and


Backing up Your Data on the Road

Are you fully backed up if all your electronics get stolen or lost while you’re traveling? Or your hard drive crashes? When I first backpacked around the world in the 1990s, pre-internet, my back-up files were pieces of paper. Bank account numbers, passport copies, and an address book. All our music was


Spending a Little Money to Make a Lot (and Enjoy it More)

Sorry, but all good things must come to an end and the Paradise Pack was a one-week only deal. You can still pick up my part of it at the Cheap Living Abroad site. As someone who has managed to support a family for many years as an independent travel writer and